~ Connecting People with Great Musical Experiences ~
Hi, my name is Marcia Jane Macres and I created MARKETING BY MARCIA many years ago to help promote small businesses. I have recently changed gears to continue my passion for music and am now focusing primarily on Promoting Music, Artists, and Venues. I have 25+ years experience in public relations and marketing communications at large corporations and small start-ups in the defense, telecommunications, and music education industries. I specialize in communicating the news of your business, products, and events to targeted audiences via Monthly Marketing Maintenance Packages or Customized Strategic Marketing Campaigns by integrating Social Media, Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Email Marketing, Website Content, Market Research, Press Releases, and more. LIKE me on Facebook!
I'm a spunky southern red-head (aka "Red", Jane", or "MJ") who grew up in a musical family of eight in Dallas, TX. I moved to the Boston area in the late 80's and have lived in Westford, MA for 28 years! Although I wear my marketing hat wherever I go, music has always been the center of my life. I experience joy when I help connect people with good musical experiences. The power of music brings people together! I continue to stay involved with many music projects, including lead vocalist for The Nightflies (music of Steely Dan), producing jazz/rock/blues/gospel/latin concerts at Parish Center for the Arts (Westford, MA), and hosting monthly Jazz Jams.
Some of my music projects include:
The Nightflies Band - Vocalist (current) - A 10-piece band playing the music of Steely Dan+ in the Boston, MA and surrounding areas
Parish Center for the Arts (current) - BOD, promotions, booking and producing jazz/rock/blues bands at Westford, MA venue (current) - providing visual and performing arts in the Merrimack Valley
Monthly Jazz Jams - Host (current) - 1st Sunday of each month at Parish Center for the Arts (Westford, MA), monthly jazz jams open to the public
Chick Singer Night - (past) Co-Director, marketing/promotions, and Lead Vocalist of Chick Singer Night Boston chapter, Livestream production manager for Chick Singer Night Sessions, Marketing/PR Manager for Chick Singer Night International - the world's longest running talent showcase highlighting female singers/songwriters raising money to keep local music alive by supporting various area music programs
Women in Music Gathering #WIMG Marketing/PR (past) - an artist-alliance group of women musicians/songwriters who gather to network, encourage & listen to their sisters in song in various causes and variety concerts
Groove Syndicate Band - Lead Vocalist (past) - 7-piece band with horn section that plays high energy arrangements of classic American grooves, from R&B to Soul to Classic Rock
Singing backup vocals for various recording projects and live concerts, including Berklee College of Music Faculty Tribute Band "Steely Dan-Aja" project.
Westford Community Chorus - Alto (past) - a SATB community chorus whose mission is to present the widest possible spectrum of choral music to Westford and the surrounding communities